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William Henry Drake Stations Listed in Army Lists
Henry’s postings are reflected in the official British Army Lists. A large number of these are now available at Google books, or at the Internet Archive - https://archive.org accessed 29 April 2015.
 
My thanks too to Graeme Marfleet, who in the pre-internet days consulted the Army Lists at the Mitchell Library in Sydney for me, and provided me with a summary of the entries for William Henry Drake and others.

1835:      Swan River - June, December 1835

1837:      Swan River – June, December 1837

1838:      Swan River – June, December 1838

1839:      Swan River – June, December 1839

1840:      Swan River – June 1840

1840:      Western Australia – December 1840

1841:      Western Australia - 1841; January, April, June, July, October, December 1841

1842:      Western Australia - 1842; January, June, July, October, December 1842

1843:      Western Australia - 1843; January, June, July, October, December 1843

1844:      Western Australia - 1844; January, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 1844

1845:      Western Australia - 1845; January, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 1845

1846:      Western Australia - 1846; January, April, July 1846

1846:      Van Diemen’s Land – June, December 1846

1847:      Western Australia -1847

1847:      Van Diemen’s Land – June, July, August, September, October, November, December 1847

1848:      Van Diemen’s Land -1848; January, April, June, July, October, December 1848

1849:      Van Diemen’s Land - 1849; January, April, June, July, October, December 1849

1850:      Van Diemen’s Land -1850

1850:      [Blank] – June 1850

1850:      Nova Scotia– December 1850

1851:      Nova Scotia - 1851; Nova Scotia, January, June, December 1851

1852:      Nova Scotia - 1852; June, December 1852

1853:      Nova Scotia - 1853; June, August, December 1853

1854:      Nova Scotia – 1854

1854:      Archipelago– June 1854

1854:      Turkey - December 1854

1855:      Eastern Army - 1855; January, April, July, October 1855

1855:      Turkey – June, December 1855

1856:      Eastern Army - 1856, January, April 1856

1856:      Turkey – June 1856

1856:      [Blank] – December 1856

1857:      [Blank] -1857; January, April, June, July, October, December 1857

1858:      [Blank] - 1858; January, April 1858

1858:      Gibraltar – June, July, October, December 1858

1859:      Gibraltar - 1859; January, April, June, July 1859

1859:      Cape of Good Hope– October, December 1859

1860:      Cape of Good Hope - 1860; January, April, June, July, October, November, December 1860

1861:      Cape of Good Hope - 1861; January, April, July, October 1861

1862:      Cape of Good Hope - 1862; July, October 1862

1863:      Cape of Good Hope - 1863; January, April, July, October 1863

1864:      Cape of Good Hope - 1864; January 1864

1864:      New Zealand - April, July 1864

1864:      [Blank] - Oct 1864

1865:      [Blank] - 1865; January, April 1865

1866:      Half pay - 1866

1867:      Half pay - 1867

1867:      Abyssinian Expedition - October 1867 [Henry never went on the Abyssinian Expedition].

1867:      Ireland - November, December 1867

1868:      Ireland - 1868; July, October 1868

1869:      Ireland - 1869; July, October 1869; July, August, Septemeer 1869

1870:      Great Britain – 1870; July, October 1870

1871:      Great Britain – 1871

1872:      Great Britain– 1872

1873:      Great Britain– 1873

1874:      Great Britain – 1874

 
 
 
 
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